DD1 vs CSW on Podium Button Module (and a little DD vs Belt)
Intro: after I just received my box with ClubSport Padles, Shifter and Handbrake I found out just the Handbrake runs with the Padles native. Shifter would need a USB Adapter.
Thought I can split that expensive order over 2-3 months and use the T500RS for a little while. 😪 Don't like the thought of purchasing the Adapter to throw it away two month later.
So now I'm thinking about bases and wheels.
Wheels I'm switching mind between Podium R300 and Podium 911GT3 Suede.
I've got a Next Level Racing DD Wheelstand which would benefit of the DD1 and the longer Wheel/Quickrelease-Shaft. For the CSW I probably need to tinker an extended mounting plate to bring the wheel to the seat a little more. But DD1 also would generate the problem of pulling back the whole rig another ~10 cm for clearance to monitor/table. How I turn it, no perfect no brainer solution.
Question 1 for community:
I don't want to pay 1200 just for a little longer steeringrod. I don't need the added force at all. The FF power my Thrustmaster generates is sometimes a little distracting to me and even a little unrealistic in terms of power steering. That doesn't count for old cars without powersteering though. From those of you who switched from CSW to DD: How do you rate the benefits in FF resolution? Can you express the pros and cons of the sheer feeling to someone whos best experience is the T500rs totally ignoring the fact of more power but on a setting where those two bases would be set to the same force? I read stuff about the not direct feeling of a belt system and torque ripple on DDs.
Question 2 for fanatec:
On your podium button module site, you describe that after a firmware upgrade the module would be supported by the CSW but the display would run in legacy mode. Can you explain that in detail? What would I not see/have access to on the display that I would using a DD1?
Question 3 for fanatec:
Is it possible to extend the steering rod between podium hub and quick release so the paddle shifters got the same distance to the wheel, but the wheel moves away from the base and more to the seat. Asking with the context of the base recognizing the wheel. Thinking about something like this: